Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | 6:30pm | Temple Israel, Boston

How do we, as American Jews, understand changing attitudes to Israel across different generations? We invite you to join this conversation as we welcome a younger generation of American Jews beginning to assume leadership in our community. Join us for an in-depth conversation with JTA Opinion Editor Laura E. Adkins, journalist Peter Beinart, and Judaism Unbound co-host Lex Rofeberg. Together, we will address such questions as: How do new generations understand the role of Israel in American Jewish life? What are the limits to American Jewish conversations about Israel, and are they changing?

Panelist Bios


Laura E. Adkins
 is Opinion Editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA). She was previously Deputy Opinion Editor at the Forward. Laura has also served as the editor of Jewish Insider and an assistant blogs editor at The Times of Israel. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, SELF, the New York Observer and elsewhere. Laura is a graduate of NYU’s Economics department.


Peter Beinart
is Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York. He is also a Contributor to The Atlantic, a Senior Columnist at The Forward, a CNN Political Commentator and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Beinart has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, the Atlantic, Newsweek, Slate, and others.


Lex Rofeberg
is a Jewish educator and activist. He currently serves as the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future and as co-host of its Judaism Unbound podcast. He graduated with a degree in Judaic Studies from Brown University, received a certificate in Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement from Hebrew College, and is currently in his 4th year of rabbinical school through ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal.